Sunday, October 5, 2014

PTO's Yankee Candle Fundraiser Ends This Week; End of Quarter One!

Quote: "Make the choice to succeed. And then act as if you have no other choice." Unknown

Parent Conferences Next Week - Early Release

Parent conferences will be held October 15-17th. Students will be released at 1:30 each day. Our late night for conferences will be Thursday, October 16th. Teachers began sending scheduling information home this past week. If you do not receive anything by Tuesday, please contact your child's homeroom teacher.  

For those of you new to middle school conferences, the homeroom teacher typically holds the conference with input from the entire team. There will be important information given about advanced content criteria as well as promotion/retention. Also, while you are at the school for parent conferences, please go ahead and take a few minutes to complete the Title I Parent Survey.

You will also be able to view the orientation for devices and sign an Acceptable Use Agreement if you have not done so already, so that your child can take their device home if you wish.

PTO News - Yankee Candle Fundraiser

PTO's Yankee Candle fundraiser began Monday, September 22nd and runs until October 7th. This is a great way to help raise funds to support educational field trips, classroom activities and teacher appreciation events throughout the year. Every child who sells at least one candle will be entered into a nationwide drawing for a trip to Orlando for a family of 4. Your child can set up an online store to receive orders as well, so that out of town family and friends can participate. Please support this fundraiser!

We love Yankee Candles!


Many sports are underway. Here is the schedule for this week:

Cedar Sports:

Thursday, Oct. 9                          C-Team Football vs. Clarke Central 5:30
                                                     B-Team Football @ Gainesville 5:30

Friday, October 10 Varsity Football vs. Loganville ( Homecoming ) 7:30

GO JAGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hilsman Sports:



Our announcements are now a daily Google Presentation, which can be viewed by clicking here. In these announcements there is information regarding sports tryouts, club meetings, etc. To watch our weekly Panther News show, click here.

More Ways to Connect

Here are several other ways to stay connected to Hilsman.

Campus Parent Portal

Parents can access their student's grades, attendance, and performance on assessments through the Parent Portal by establishing an account. To access the directions to sign up for Parent Portal, click here. There's also an app that you can download to your phone that will send you push notifications every time a grade is entered!

Follow us on Twitter!

Hilsman Middle has a Twitter account.  This is one more way you can stay connected to Hilsman, keep up to date on all Hilsman news, and receive links to information related to your child's education.  Follow us on twitter @HilsmanPanthers.


Hilsman has a Facebook page that is updated regularly. Go to the Hilsman Middle School Facebook page and Like Us! You can also join the Hilsman Middle PTO Facebook page. It is a great forum for parents to get information and ask questions.

Team Websites

You can also visit the team website for the teaching team to which your child belongs. From there, you can access individual teacher webpages, resources, and Hilsman news. 

Parent Portal

Keep up with your child's grades and assignments by logging into Infinite Campus' Parent Portal. To sign up for a Parent Portal Account, click here.


Remind 101 is now Remind. Remind is a great way to receive important updates on Hilsman happenings. To sign up to receive reminders and news flashes click on the link for the appropriate grade below for three easy choices to sign up:

6th grade - Class of 2021

7th grade - Class of 2020

8th grade - Class of 2019

Upcoming Events - Mark Your Calendars!

October 7th                   Last Say of Yankee Candle Fundraiser
October 10 - 17th          Hilsman Book Fair - Contact Leslie Gonzales to volunteer 
October 13th                  Professional Learning Day - No School
October 15-17th             Early Release- Fall Parent Conferences
October 17th                 Skate Night @ Fun Galaxy

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